Guarianthe aurantiaca


Discribed: (Bateman ex Lindley) Dressler & W.E. Higgins, 2003
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica.
Synonym: Cattleya aurantiaca
Temperatures: 15°- 22°C
Water: weekly watering. Less in winter.
Air humidity: 60-80%
Placement: Halfshade position+ good ventilation.
Presentation: Near flowering size plant. Potted in 9 cm pot with fine bark grain.
Morphology: Blooms with 2,5 cm, lemon yellow, dark yellow to orange colors. The flowers are positioned in an umber, often few to many. Inca tribes used this plant for medical purposes.
Flowering season: 9-11, 4-5
Flowering time: +/- 3 weeks
Fragrance: No scent